The ACLU of Oregon joined partners Disability Rights Oregon and Lewis and Clark Law School’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic in a friend-of-the-court brief to the Oregon Supreme Court highlighting the often deadly harms of the for-profit medical care industry operating in jails and prisons.

The harms are especially severe for people with disabilities. The brief argues that the Oregon Supreme Court should find that private medical care contractors operating in Oregon jails must comply with Oregon’s law prohibiting disability discrimination in places of public accommodation and should be held liable when they fail to accommodate people with disabilities.

Attorneys for amici include Daniel Greenfield, Kathrina Szymborski and Brad Zukerman from the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, and Aliza Kaplan of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School.

Date filed

May 13, 2021